10 Ways to Start or Grow Your Business for Less Than $150 Bucks

Use this checklist to successfully launch your new business

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Ready to launch your business but not sure where to start? Or, are you a new business owner looking for ways to leverage your business on a limited budget?

Read on to find out 10 ways to go to the next level without breaking the bank.

1. Complete 2-page business plan. (Please email directly for a template.)

2. Set up a sole proprietorship using a DBA. This is typically done through your secretary of state’s website. The process can now be started online, which means you can do it RIGHT NOW!

3. Establish a business address using a Business Incubator, which should cost between $35-$75 per month.

4. Get started with email marketing using MailChimp, which is free for up to 2,000 subscribers.

5. Sign up for an account with HootSuite to start social media marketing. This is ideal for those still working a 9-to-5 as Hootsuite allows you to schedule posts in advance for the days and times that you choose.

6. Sign up for an account with wix.com to build a basic 4-page website.

7. Download the Magisto app to take your testimonial videos to another level for FREE!

8. Create an account with canva.com for FREE basic graphic design.

9. Run a Facebook ad for $20 to promote business, gain followers, or market upcoming events.

10. Sign up for an account with fiverr.com to create your promo video for around $20!

Remember, this checklist is designed for brand new business owners or those that have yet to launch their business. Although not ideal, it is very common for new entrepreneurs to handle all facets of their business. However, as your business grows and you become a stable company, you will need to build a team of professionals to help with graphic design, marketing, and financial reporting.



This article was written by The BOSS Network Influencer, Danielle Pierce.

Danielle is a speaker, author, business coach and 10-year real estate BOSS. She specializes in showing busy moms how to earn $100k in 12-18 months using non-traditional real estate as a tool of wealth creation.

Learn more about Danielle Find at www.mommyandmerealestate.com.

Follow Danielle on Twitter at @_DaniellePierce

  • Jake

    This is awesome! Thanks for the advice and tips.

    • Danielle Pierce

      Thank you for commenting!! Glad you got something out of it.

  • Valerie Muller

    Great articles. This list is super helpful. Especially since I have a very limited budget for marketing and growth in general. I know that lots of research points to video as the best new tool for content and ads. I saw that you listed Magisto. I used them in the past as well. I stumbled on a newer service the other day, called Promo. It’s a good option for people who don’t have any footage to make an actual video. I used it and added the video to my wix website and it looks great. I just wanted to share it with anyone who wants to make videos. I’m also open to any other recommendations you guys may have for other video creation tools. 🙂

    • Danielle Pierce

      Hi, Valerie
      I have not heard of Promo yet, but you can bet I’m headed to Google next to check it out. Thanks for commenting. Please consider joining my closed Facebook group. Chat soon,

  • Christopher

    Enjoy your tips on starting a new Enterprise. I was very motivated to follow the process and get the ball rolling. I am developing a plan to start a Bitcoin orientated service , social and information site

    • Danielle Pierce

      Hi, Christopher
      I wish you much success in your new endeavor. Please consider joining my closed Facebook group. I post lots of tips for business owners and soon to be business owners.
      Chat soon,

  • Mireille

    Thank you so much. You broke everything down into easy to follow steps. I really appreciate it.

  • Dianna

    Thank you so much! 😀

  • Dawnn

    How can I receive the business plan?

  • Marsha

    Great article! Who do you email for the business plan?

  • Abi

    This is a great and relevant article for new business owners. What’s the email address to get the 2 page business plan? Thanks in advance.

  • Diana

    Great article! What is the email address for the business plan template? Thanks!

  • Emir

    Great read, very helpful, and seeing the list took some weight off my shoulders. Thank you, how do we go about emailing the business plan template?

  • Hue

    Thank you for the article, but can you provide the email address for the business plan template.

  • Charleen

    Great read! Can you please provide me with an email address for the 2 page business plan. Thank you!

  • Roen Higgins

    Where can I find the email business template? Thanks in advance.

  • Tyrone

    Very Interesting article. Can you please email me a template to your two page business plan. Thank you in advance.

  • Karen Punch

    Thanks for the very informative article, it help put EVERYTHING into perspective for me. I just joined your Facebook group, and I look forward to learning more tips and interacting with the group soon!